Ann Hoggarth was elected to the Ontario Legislature as MPP for Barrie in 2014. In addition to her role as parliamentary assistant to the Minister of Community and Social Services, she is a member of the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs and the Standing Committee on General Government.
She has nearly 30 years experience in the public education system as an elementary school teacher and a past-president of the Simcoe County Elementary Teachers' Federation.
Throughout her career, MPP Hoggarth’s commitment to her community has gone beyond the classroom. She has been a tireless advocate for her students, parents and education professionals, and, in 2001, was recognised for these contributions and awarded the Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario President’s Award.
MPP Hoggarth was also president of the Barrie Skating Club for seven years. Working alongside legendary figure skating coach Doug Leigh and city council, she helped relocate the Mariposa School of Skating to its new home at Barrie's Allandale Recreation Centre. MPP Hoggarth was also involved in the community discussions that resulted in the successful planning and construction of the Barrie Molson Centre.
MPP Hoggarth was awarded the Queen’s Jubilee Award in 2003 for her dedication to the community and her work in the education sector.
She lives in Barrie, and has two daughters and two grandchildren.